Advisement & Academic Services

Need advice? We’ve got you covered.

What courses should I take next semester? What are the remaining requirements to fulfill my major? When should I study abroad? These are some of the questions an academic advisor in your department can help answer.

The Academic Services staff in the Office of Student Affairs is also here to help. We handle the awarding of AP credits, registration changes, minors, second majors, exceptions to academic policies, and anything else related to your academic life. We also work closely with department advisors to to make sure you get the best possible guidance.

Academic Advising at Tisch

You will meet with an academic advisor from your department at least once a semester to discuss course selections for the following term, but you can also schedule additional meetings as questions arise throughout the year. To get the most out of your meeting with your advisor, it’s important to come prepared. Here are some tips:

Review your academic requirements in Albert ahead of time.

You will find your academic requirements in the drop-down menu under your academics tab in Albert. This is essentially an audit of your progress toward your degree: courses taken, requirements fulfilled, requirements remaining to be fulfilled. Print out a copy of your academic requirements and bring it to your meeting with your advisor.

Make a list of courses you are interested in taking.

Take advantage of the course search function in Albert and discover the vast academic riches of NYU. Make a list of interesting courses that would satisfy general education requirements and electives, and bring the list to your meeting with your advisor.

Academic Services

The Academic Services team supplements departmental advising and is here to advise you in any area of your academic life at Tisch.

Contact us if you have any questions about registration, degree requirements, study away, minors, exceptions to policies, or anything else related to your academic career. We are located in the Tisch Office of Student Affairs and we are here to help you. Call 212-998-1900 or email us at tisch.student.affairs@nyu.edu to arrange a time to meet.

Answers to Common Questions

HOW DO I DECLARE A SECOND MAJOR IN AN AREA OUTSIDE OF TISCH?

To double major in Philosophy (or any department with an approved second major), you must first discuss the requirements of the major with the chair or director of that department. Then complete the double major/minor form (available at your Tisch department). After an advisor from the second department completes the appropriate section of the form, it is submitted to your Tisch department for approval. Once approved, the second major is recorded on your official transcript.

WHEN DO I REGISTER FOR CLASSES?

Registration is typically in November for the spring term and in April for the fall term.  Registration advising begins a month in advance of the registration period.  You will receive notifications regarding registration advising appointments from your department.

HOW DO I DECLARE A MINOR?

Please complete the online cross-school minor form.  Your home school and the minor department will be notified about your request to declare the minor.  Once approved, your home school (Tisch) will post the minor on your record.

HOW DO I TRANSFER INTO TISCH FROM ANOTHER School at NYU?

If you are a student from another school at NYU (e.g. CAS, Stern, Gallatin, Steinhardt), you may complete the online internal transfer application.  Please note that some departments have portfolio requirements that must go directly to the department. Visit the department's webpage for more about portfolio requirements.  Students must be enrolled in the school to which they were originally admitted for one full year before they may transfer.

Didn't find an answer to your question? Call us at 212-998-1900 or email us at tisch.student.affairs@nyu.edu.

 

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